Loveland Pass, West Ridge Professional Review and Guide
"One of the most direct accesses to alpine wildflower viewing is just an hour from Denver. Sitting astride the Continental Divide, Loveland Pass reaches 11,990 feet into the Colorado sky. This is the land of tundra, of high country above treelimit, and a place of wide skies where snow leaves late and returns early.
During this short time, this land of tundra emerges, blooms, and sets seed—all in great beauty. The unpredictable elements of tundra exploration can be surprising. Go prepared for cold, wind, sudden afternoon thunderstorms, and sometimes snow. Be prepared for great beauty as well. Wildflower Alert: Wildflower gems of the tundra begin from the first step at the Continental Divide to a far-horizon view."